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With the Redskins, the position coach asks most of the questions. When the team interviewed quarterbacks Thursday, coach Jim Zorn — who will double as quarterbacks coach — was vocal.

Campbell introduces the player to other Redskins personnel in the room and asks introductory questions, leaving 10 to 12 minutes for the coaches.

“What I try to do is get an idea of whether they know football,” Zorn said. “How do they react at the line of scrimmage? Could they change the play? Were they in the shotgun? I’m trying to find out where they fit in their offense, if they were really taught football and if they’re knowledgeable — I’ll have him talk us through a play or a read. You get a pretty good feel for who they are.”

Each team handles the interviews differently. Coach Mike Tomlin does most of the talking during the Pittsburgh Steelers’ interviews and director of football operations Kevin Colbert chimes in.

“I want to know about the families, what they’ve come from, what they’re used to,” Colbert said. “Everybody has an individual personality and although they might be prepared, they answer the questions in a different manner.”

In Green Bay’s interview room, general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy often defer to director of college scouting John Dorsey.

“John is pretty much the lead man in the room, and it’s very organized,” McCarthy said. “Our area scouts do a tremendous job with the information and prepping us before the prospect comes into the room. It’s a great opportunity to evaluate a personality.”

Having a person whom the players recognize can help ease the nervousness. Zorn started 100 NFL games but doesn’t expect quarterbacks to recognize the name or face. But several players have asked former Redskins lineman Ray Brown, now Buffalo’s assistant offensive line coach, questions this week.

Brown, 45, and Notre Dame lineman John Sullivan, 22, had a common teammate — Jim Molinaro.

“You get an idea of how they learn and that’s what I love about it — talking football with young men who are getting ready for their first job,” he said. “Having played the game recently, it offers an interesting perspective. These guys expect to play in the league where I hoped to play in the league.”

The evaluations and interviews will continue throughout March before the scouting and coaching staffs for each team conduct meetings to decide which players are good fits talent-wise and personality-wise.

“We’re trying to get the whole picture of a guy and you can’t get 100 percent of it,” San Francisco 49ers general manager Scot McCloughan said. “The more you can get, the better chance you have of making the right pick.”